George A. Thompson was born on June 5, 1919, in Swissvale, Pennsylvania and died on May 12, 2017.
He was an American geologist.
During 2008 he was awarded a Penrose Medal for his participation in helping to build a geophysics department.
Throughout his life he served as a chair at such departments as Geophysics from 1967 to 1986 and Geology department from 1979 to 1982.
From 1987 to 1989,George was a dean of Stanford University’s School of Earth Sciences and served as the Otto N. Miller Professor in the same department for 9 years.
George A. Thompson passed away at 97 years old.